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Landrieu revisits Hurricane Katrina in Senate race

2 years 2 months 2 weeks ago October 31, 2014 Oct 31, 2014 Friday, October 31 2014 October 31, 2014 1:34 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Melinda Deslatte

BATON ROUGE - Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is trying to remind voters of her effort six years ago to draw billions in federal disaster aid to Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina.

Since then, Landrieu has lost much of that post-Katrina goodwill. As Election Day nears, Landrieu and Democratic Party surrogates have amped up references to hurricane recovery, hoping to keep her in the Senate even though the state is growing ever more Republican.

Landrieu is targeted in GOP efforts to regain Senate control. Her leading Republican challengers are congressman Bill Cassidy and tea party favorite Rob Maness. If no one wins more than 50 percent support Tuesday, the race heads to a Dec. 6 runoff between the top two.

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